Site Planner – Supply & Production

Auckland
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Permanent

International manufacturing business

Lead planning role

Opportunity to develop your skills and experience

Job Description:

The Role

Are you an experienced Supply Chain professional with experience in materials planning and inventory? Are you ready for a new challenge? We have a great opportunity for an experienced Planner to step into a role with prospects in the New Zealand division of an international manufacturing business

A little about the company

The business is a leading international manufacturing group. They are looking for passionate, talented people who can help drive current and future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. They set the bar high, and expect that their people do too.

What you’ll be doing

As the site planner you will have responsibility for the operational planning function, ensuring that the day to day requirements and longer-term goals are achieved. You’ll be involved with the team that creates production forecasts, schedule and places material orders to ensure that both customer and business targets are achieved.

Working closely with the operations teams you will ensure that customer orders are captured and efficiently converted into customer deliveries. It will be essential to ensure that the lines of communication between the company and the customer are clearly defined, closely monitoring and improving the sales forecasting process into an effective business solution.

In addition, you will be required to share forecasts with suppliers and work with them to resolve issues with materials availability and measure, minimise and publish expected obsolete/overstocks (finished product and/or raw materials).

Main Responsibilities

Utilise available planning systems to convert sales forecasts into achievable production and material plans and schedules that optimally balance customer service and operational cost-efficiency

Manage risks within the plan and amend orders where possible/practical to achieve customer service and stock targets

Share forecasts with suppliers and work with them to resolve issues with materials availability

Measure, minimise and publish expected obsolete/overstocks (finished product and/or raw materials)

Champion ongoing communication with the operations teams to ensure accurate exchange of informationPropose and implement continuous improvements in own area

Maintain a state of perpetual audit-readiness for all audits (H&S, Technical, Customer, Accreditation Bodies etc.) to ensure working practices are compliant at all times

Translate production plans into material requirements and convert them into supplier purchase orders

The Ideal Candidate

NZPICS/Diploma or time-served understanding of the planning process

NZPICS/Diploma or time-served understanding of the planning process

Experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Worked with multiple ranges of SKU’s, both short and long lead time

Attention to detail

Analytical thinking

Computer Literacy including experience of ERP systems and Excel – Intermediate to Advanced level

Posted on: 

14 May 2021